The simplest way to deal with locations is through the use of 4 endings that are attached to people, places or things:
|–kkut||through/by way of|
We just arrived from Iglulik.
Qarmarmi qullit angijuuvaktuviniit.
In the qarmaq, there used to be large qullit.
Julaimi sikuiqsimaliqtillugu umiakkut nattirasugialauqtugut.
In July, when the ice had gone, we went seal hunting by boat.
Nattiqsimalluta sigjamut tulalauqtugut.
Having caught some seals, we went to shore.
–mi, –mit and –mut change to –ni, –nit and –nut when added to a dual or plural noun:
|igluni||at/in/on the buildings (also, houses; iglus)|
|iglunut||to the buildings|
|iglunit||from the buildings|
The endings –ni, –nut, and –nit are added to the singular form of the noun root to make them plural.
|tupiq||tupirni||in the tents|
|umiaq||umiarnut||to the boats|
|inuk||inungnit||from the people|
These endings can be added to place names:
They will travel to Pond Inlet.
We went to Arviat via Rankin Inlet.
Some place names are in the plural and require plural endings:
Iqalungni qanniqtillugu tikilauqtuq.
It was snowing in Iqaluit when she arrived.
She travelled from Salliit (Coral Harbour).
She went to Arviat for a meeting.
Qaukpat Kinngarnut niurrulaaqtuq.
Tomorrow she will be going to visit Cape Dorset
These endings can also be used with people:
Niqłiuqtiup ainiaqtanga niqi ilingnit.
The cook will pick up the meat from you.
Ippaksaq uvannut uqallalauqtuq.
He spoke to me yesterday.
There are questions that correspond with these endings:
|naukkut?||through where?/by what means?|